How to Block a Website on the iPhone 6


If you are setting up an iPhone for a child, or for someone that works with you, you may be concerned about the websites that they visit with their iPhone. Whether a specific website is potentially dangerous for a child, or a known time waste for employees, there are reasons that you may not wish for a particular site to be accessible from an iPhone.

Fortunately there is a feature on the iPhone called “Restrictions” that you can use to block certain websites. Our guide below will show you how to enable this feature and configure it so that the website in question cannot be viewed from that device.

 

Block a Specific Website on an iPhone

The steps in this article were performed using an iPhone 6 Plus, in iOS 8. These same steps will work for other iPhone models using iOS 8, and the process is very similar for many other versions of iOS as well.

 

Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.

open the settings menu

 

 

Step 2: Scroll down and select the General option.

open the general menu

 

 

Step 3: Scroll down and select the Restrictions option.

open the restrictions menu

 

 

Step 4: Tap the Enable Restrictions button at the top of the screen.

tap the enable restrictions button

 

 

Step 5: Enter a passcode that you will need in order to return to this menu and make changes in the future. Note that this passcode can be different than the passcode that you use to unlock your device.

create a passcode

 

 

Step 6: Re-enter the passcode.

re-enter the passcode

 

 

Step 7: Scroll down and select the Websites option under Allowed Content.

select the websites option

 

 

Step 8: Select the Limit Adult Content option.

tap the limit adult content button

 

 

Step 9: Tap the Add a Website button under Never Allow.

tap the add a website button

 

 

Step 10: Type the URL of the website into the field at the top of the screen, then tap the blue Done button on the keyboard.

enter the website to block, then tap the done button

 

 

Now when you attempt to visit this website from a browser on your iPhone, you will not be able to do so. Yes, this means that the website will be blocked in all of the Internet browsers on the device, not just Safari.

 

There are a number of other items and features that can be blocked on an iPhone by using the Restrictions menu. For example, you can block Camera access if the iPhone is being used by a child, and you do not want them to be able to use the camera functions.

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